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COCIR General Assembly Celebrates 55 Years Anniversary!

We held our Annual General Assembly on 15 April in our offices. The private session gave an opportunity to bring together almost all our members, to review 2013 achievements and major activities performed and identify key focus for the year to come. The theme of the afternoon was on future trends and potential impact of regulations on healthcare eco-system. We were delighted to have as Key Note speakers the Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Mimica and the Greek Presidency. In addition and to remind ourselves about reality and reason why medical technology is so important we were very happy to have a lively presentation on how an emergency unit works in isolated region in North Norway, showing real-world examples of medical equipment in use in the field. In addition, we appreciated having representation of 2 key Member States (The Netherlands and France) and a representative of a Notified Body to share in a friendly atmosphere their vision of the future medical device regulation.

The Greek Presidency, supported by the European Commission and in full cooperation of all members of the European Council, is working hard to progress on the MDR before the presidency moves to Italy. However, we understood that adoption of the new regulation is not likely to be ready until 2015 at the earliest.
Considering one of the key priorities for COCIR is in the field of eHealth we appreciated having a representative of DG CNECT who gave an overview of the green Paper on Mobile health, consultation which was launched last week.  The consultation closes on 3 July. A report summarizing all inputs received through the consultation process should be published during the fall.
We will issue during next week a more detailed summary of our open session. Stay tuned!

Our event was exceptionally well attended and all together we celebrated our 55 year Anniversary.

Nicole Denjoy
17 April 2014


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